Can Probate Be Avoided?

For qualifying cases in the state of Texas a Small Estate Affidavit is often used to avoid a lengthy Probate process. If the decedent did not leave a will, has an estate worth less than $75K and does not have significant debts, often probate can be avoided. A Small Estate Affidavit will also require that all beneficiaries and heirs have mutual agreement on the distribution and disposal of assets.